Iran Protests: Implications in Tehran and Washington

In late December and early January, Iran was rocked by the largest protests since the 2009 Green Movement. Unlike those demonstrations in the aftermath of Iranian elections, these protests did not have the backing of any major political group and were pronounced in provincial areas while the capital, Tehran, remained relatively quiet. However, the protests once again exposed fissures between the government and the Iranian people, sparking fierce debate in Tehran, as well as Washington, over how to respond. Slogans didn’t just focus on corruption and a stagnant economy, but also challenged the Iranian system as a whole.

Monday, February 5, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM 
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168 (Gold Room)
Limited Seating, RSVP Required 
Lunch will be served

Speakers include:

Narges Bajoghli
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Watson Institute at Brown University

Reza Marashi
Research Director, National Iranian American Council

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini
Co-Founder and Executive Director, International Civil Society Action Network

Jamal Abdi (Moderator)
Vice President of Policy, National Iranian American Council